It's just a matter of how clear you want your wort to be. I find that going for a clear wort to begin with by doing a proper vorlauf, skimming hot break and leaving cold break/hop particles behind in the kettle, I can turn my beers around a lot faster since there are less undesirable flavors that need to meld and mellow.
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/-
Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I
Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild